Monday, April 29, 2013

Dear Nana,

A week ago at 2:00 P.M. your breathing rattled
You lay unconscious as life and death battled

Hospice was present, helping us through
Even as we all tried to help you

Two nurses came to see you on their day off
A friend from down the hall came to hold your hand, still soft

My dad arrived after work, around 6:00, to say his good-bye
On Momma's prompting, he told you that for us he would provide

That was when your rattle left and your tongue grew big
PopPop wheeled up, and from his heart did dig

Words, strength, of our love and presence
By 6:06, in your body you were no longer present

We fell silent, lost for words or song
Gramma asked if you were gone

I passed around tissues to wipe away tears
PopPop whispered "She's not here"

My mind raced to Easter truth and listened
To be reminded of Jesus, our way to be risen

I felt love, so much love, with us all
A love so big it makes death look small

Love in the watery hugs we gave
And love that had overcome the grave

So dear great grandma who was the first to make me giggle
Who taught me to use scissors and played poke, making me wiggle

I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with you
And glad you're now in a place that makes all things new

Love, Megan

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Splashing in Celebration

Youngest Sister turned her first decade old, and we celebrated with a day of firsts and water. . .
enjoyed our first visit to the aquarium

drove to the city market

ate Cascone's Italian food for the first time

really enjoyed the Steamboat Arabia museum after years of meaning to visit it

saw treasures inside

and treasures outside

dropped in to try bubble tea for the first time

birthday girl happily sipped

and. . . a panda cake! Because some things never change :) 

A very happy birthday to Youngest Sister!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I know "spring-ish" is not really a word, and I guess that it is improper, but it felt like the right adjective to use when I met a moist atmosphere upon coming out of church last Sunday. It still feels like the right word as I look outside to see spring color ushered in by a few days of rain. . . 

Hoping to see more of the lovely season emerge~

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When a Rainy Parade is Wonderful

A very happy birthday to two dear friends! 
(so much fun to celebrate you both ~ your sunshine only stood out better in contrast to the dreary weather :) 

A huge thank you to a particular mom and daughter pair for these pics! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013